’53 Ford American Standard Matchbook Magnet (MM8)

If you bought a Ford in 1953, you were part of that company’s 50 year celebration.  All the cars Ford sold that year came with specially designed steering wheels that commemorated their 50th anniversary in business.  This car would have set you back about $1,500 to purchase.  If you turned on your radio, you’d have noticed that the radio buttons were preset to local stations by the dealer.  Gasoline cost 0.29 a gallon.  I absolutely love old car drawings.  I’m crazy about this snappy, happy green and the deep rusty red on the car.  This was the very first magnet I had made into a production sample when we lived in China.

The image you see is exactly what we use to produce the magnet.  (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith magnets are double the strength of a normal refrigerator magnet; this magnet will hold several pieces of paper to a surface without sliding.  The surface is textured, so it does not scratch.  We developed it over a period of several years with our production partner in China.  It took us a long, long time to get to this PVC product.  Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable as our handmade magnet products were when we first began selling them more than 14 years ago.

Images used to make our magnets are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE:  This magnet is exactly 1.835 x 2.362 inches OR 4.66 x 5.999 cm (It is about the size of the original matchcover.)

PACKAGING:  This magnet is packaged in a hard plastic container for retail sale, then we place it into the mailer.

It ships in a hand addressed, postage stamped padded mailer.

*We ship First Class US Mail for our customers domestic and international; for domestic orders the ship time is approximately 7 days.  We do not expedite shipping.  Cost for shipping, as well as tax, is calculated at checkout.


1.4 oz


10 × .3 × 7.5 in




500 in stock

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